Looking for and Identifying LENS HAZE

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  1. feRRari4756

    feRRari4756 TPF Noob!

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    Hey guys Im buying a useed 70-200 f4.0 L canon lens from craigslist and im just wondering how do i see lens haze? Like i know i shine a light through it, but what does it actually look like?

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    anyone? Im buying this lens tommrowo morning.
     
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    I've never even heard of lens haze until now...
     
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    oh haha. well people told me to look for it before buying a used lens.
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    ... The only thing I could think of with a used lens is that sometimes they have mould growing in them. This causes a hazy effect when you take a photo with it into a light source.

    Other than that and scratches there's no reason why an old lens shouldn't perform as good as a new one.
     
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    okay guys thanks for all your help i bought my canon 70-200 L f4.0 yesterday and its great.

    thanks again
     

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